Runner's Knee Utah


Utah Physical Therapist for Runner’s Knee Workers' Comp Injuries


Achy knees, sharp pain that increases with activity, and/or dull, throbbing pain are typical complaints of runners. This pain is common in those who have poor form, poor balance, or weak muscles. Typically called “runner’s knee,” there are actually a few unique injuries that can cause similar types of knee pain in runners:

For Injured Workers:
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome - This type of injury causes pain in front of the knee, around the kneecap, and under the kneecap. The most common knee injury, patellofemoral syndrome also affects cyclists, climbers, and those who sit for excessive periods of time (desk workers).
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome - IT Band injuries cause pain on the outside of the knee. The IT band is a huge tendon that runs from the side of your thigh to your knee - if you are running with poor form, this band can become tight, causing a sharp pain when you run.
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis - Bursae are small jelly like sacs positioned between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction. Excessive hill running, poor form, and tight hamstring muscles can cause friction and inflammation in the bursae, leading to a dull pain that is located on the inside of your knee a few inches below your kneecap.

Knee pain caused by running or similar activities is often hard to diagnose on your own. Rock Run physical therapy in Utah specializes in sports physical therapy and runner’s knee is a common injury we see and treat everyday. Often, mild forms of runner’s knee can be treated at home with the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevate). If home care does not heal your pain, however, you should consider visiting our office.

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At Rock Run Therapy, your physical therapy and physical rehabilitation needs will be solved.

With the proper guidance from a Rock Run Utah physical therapist, you can have your injury sorted out in no time. After you have been evaluated, your physical therapist will design a personalized program for your injury. Most runner’s knee physical therapy exercises focus on strengthening the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings. By strengthening these muscles and improving flexibility, less stress is put on your knees when running, cycling, or jumping. At Rock Run, our goal is to have you running injury free. When you visit our office, you can heal your current injury and continue the sport you love pain free. For the best physical therapy in Utah for runners, contact us today.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 11th 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted June 24th 2019. View More Reviews
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I won't go to any other physical the...
— Becky Stitt, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have …
— Becky Stitt, Posted May 26th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted May 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— SassyLou Smith, Posted May 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 29th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to …
— David Farr, Posted April 26th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to …
— Seth Teague, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I …
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 26th 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run …
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 1st 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
They were very professional in determining my problem and setting a course of action. All of the therapists were very personable and were attentive to my needs. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring physical therapy.
— Susan Deas, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
PAIN FREE!!! Thanks to Astym therapy and laser treatment for planters fasciitis, at Rock Run PT. It took several treatments but Brandon was knowledgeable, understanding and professional. Nice friendly atmosphere with undivided attention. I LOVE TO MOVE PAIN FREE, Thanks Rock Run!
— Debbie, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Went to Rock Run for my physical therapy after total knee replacement. My recovery was right on track because of their help. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Thank you Rock Run!!
— Lola Jean Lamb, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— The Russian Chunga‘s, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are …
— Milo Prusse, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 17th 2018. View More Reviews

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— A Google User, Posted September 30th 2019. View More Reviews
This is the only place I will go, each time I have been has been very positive.
— Nancy Lovett, Posted September 29th 2019. View More Reviews
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted September 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted June 10th 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have …
— Becky Stitt, Posted June 8th 2019. View More Reviews
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I won't go to any other physical the...
— Becky Stitt, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to …
— David Farr, Posted May 8th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted May 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— SassyLou Smith, Posted May 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 29th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to …
— Seth Teague, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I …
— Teresa Hislop, Posted February 7th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run …
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 29th 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a …
— GM Peterson, Posted December 7th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 1st 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— The Russian Chunga‘s, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are …
— Milo Prusse, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 17th 2018. View More Reviews

Meet the Team


Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Maddie Fowler
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Annie Calder

Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Workshops

FREE Community Wellness Workshops


Rock Run Physical Therapy offers FREE Workshops to help educate the community on a variety of subjects. They have been very well received and seats fill up fast! All the Workshops are educational, interactive, and entertaining. At the workshops, you will get to meet people who are having the same questions and problems as you AND you will get to have your questions answered!

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